So Champion Performance reached out to me and wanted me to do a review on some of their products.
Champion Performance’s protein is what I’m going to be reviewing in this article; I will link to the others when they are finished.
Who is Champion Performance?
I had a nice little chat with the folks over at Champion Performance and I got to know quite a bit about how they operate and I got to meet some of the people who make the company the high quality company they are today.
They’ve been around since 1986 and their team is composed of experts in the science, medical, and the nutrition and fitness field. This means they are able to put products out that not only look good on paper, but they give you the promised performance.
Their broad base of industry knowledge extends through their parent company Nature’s Products Inc which gives them the infrastructure to put out results-driven products.
I could tell that they are very motivated and passionate about all aspects of health and nutrition and it really shines in their products. They have the same drive as I do to provide helpful and useful information and I think that really hit home for me.
They have their own 135,000 square foot GMP-certified manufacturing facility which means they aren’t just slapping a label on their product and calling it theirs.
I had an idea what GMP-certified means but here’s the actual definition:
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) A GMP is a system for ensuring that products are consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards. It is designed to minimize the risks involved in any pharmaceutical production that cannot be eliminated through testing the final product.
So you mix the talent and drive in with the infrastructure to bring you quality products and you have a winning combination.
Heck, I may be contacting them for my own line of supplements soon.
What’s in Champion Performance’s Pure Whey Plus?
Serving Size: 1 Scoop
Calories from fat: 20
Total Fat: 2g
Total Carbohydrate: 6.5g
- Dietary Fiber: >1g
- Sugars: 4g
Concentrated whey protein, whey isolate, hydrolyzed whey protein, cocoa, fructose, whole milk powder, natural and artificial flavors, sodium chloride, acesulfame potassium. Contains: Milk and soy derivitaves.
Produced in a facility that processes milk, egg, soy, peanuts, soybeans, tree nuts, wheat, and crustacean shellfish derivatives.
BCAAs and EAAs
Aminos per 34.34g Scoop
- Alanine: 0.997g
- Arginine: 0.647g
- Aspartic Acid: 2.379g
- Cysteine: 0.483g
- Glutamic Acid: 3.770g
- Glycine: 0.396g
- Histadine: 0.450g
- Isoleucine: 0.295g
- Lysine: 2.125g
- Methionine: 0.455g
- Phenylalanine: 0.735g
- Proline: 1.848g
- Serine: 1.294g
- Threonine: 1.285g
- Tryptophan: 0.370g
- Tyrosine: 0.651g
- Valine: 1.246g
There are quite a few flavors of protein:
- Banana Cream Pie
- Chocolate Brownie
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie
- Cocoa Mochaccino
- Cookies and Cream
- Strawberry Sundae
- Vanilla Ice Cream
The flavor I tried was Chocolate Brownie. See what I think about it below.
I’ve had a lot of chocolate and chocolate brownie proteins in my life and I have to say this one has to be one of the best I’ve had.
To me this is a bit more of a darker chocolate (but not so bitter that milk chocolate lovers wouldn’t like it) and it really does taste like some brownie batter.
I mixed it with some ice-cold milk and it really tasted as if I was eating a brownie batter blizzard from Dairy Queen minus the guilt.
There’s absolutely no “protein aftertaste” like some of the other companies have. I definitely would love to try the other flavors to see if they are on par with this. I’m about tired of vanilla and chocolate type proteins only because that’s what I’ve had the majority of over the years.
Overall I give taste a 9.5 out of 10.
My blender bottles have been missing the little ball thing since the first time I opened the damn thing and I do think they help with mixing but the first time I mixed with cold milk I had a little clumping issue. Nothing big when you consider I just mixed *cough* 2 scoops *cough* into some ice-cold milk… it really wasn’t as bad as other brands and I certainly didn’t have that gritty crap at the bottom.
Mixing with tap water was fine and still tasted good.
Overall I give 9 out of 10 on mixability.
So, given the personal conversations I was fortunate enough to have with the company plus knowing they control all parts of their manufacturing process, I have to award Champion Performance’s Pure Whey Plus a solid 9.5/10.
I’ve been trying all of the supplements they’ve sent in conjunction with this protein (which I will be posting those later) and I have to say that I’m happy with this protein. It tastes great and the quality of the product is there. I really like the fact they don’t use a proprietary blend in their protein so you know exactly what you are going to be getting.
Their pricing is on par with everyone else and I really think that I can see myself using something like this for a long time. One thing I would like to add is the protein is gluten-free.
If you pick some up and try it, let me know what you think in the comments below!